Wyoming Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wyoming Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): Wyoming Hazardous Waste Management Rules and Regulations (HWRR) Chapter 1, Section 262(a) Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): HWRR Chapter 1, Section 264(a) and HWRR Chapter 1, Section 265(a) (interim status) Notification requirements: HWRR Chapter 1, Section 264(a)(iv) and HWRR Chapter 1, Section 265(a)(iv)

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Wyoming incorporates by reference the federal contingency plan rules applicable to hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs), permitted hazardous waste TSDFs, and interim-status TSDFs, with an additional state requirement in connection with notification.

· Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Solid and Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Wyoming.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

HWRR Chapter 1, Section 264(a)(v) and HWRR Chapter 1, Section 265(a)(iv)

Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. In addition, Wyoming requires the emergency coordinator to immediately notify DEQ at its 24-hour telephone number: 307-777-7781.

Note: The Wyoming regulations do not specifically require LQGs to comply with this additional state provision, but that is probably an oversight in the 2015 revision of the state regulations, especially as ...


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